WNIT championship game sold out

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The WNIT championship game between Wyoming and Wisconsin on Saturday has sold out, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman said Thursday.

Burman said a total of 15,000 tickets had been sold, including over 9,000 sold Wednesday night following the Cowgirls' 89-78 triple-overtime victory over Kansas State.

"The excitement generated by this special group of young women speaks volumes on how UW athletics can pull this state together," Burman said. "This entire tournament experience has been a tremendous show of support by our fans and the entire state of Wyoming."

Wyoming has been attracting record crowds during the WNIT. Wednesday night's semifinal game against Kansas State was attended by 12,225, the biggest ever for a Cowgirls game.

Saturday's game in Arena-Auditorium is scheduled for 1 p.m.